February 2019: Do both boys and girls feel safe at school - and does it matter? Academic achievement and feelings of safety: a closer look at gender and grade level differences.

Prusinski, Ellen Hastedt, Dirk Dohr, Sandra
IEA (2019)
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In TIMSS 2015, while two-thirds of students in grade 4 reported feeling very safe at school, by grade 8, less than half of the students surveyed reported feeling a high level of safety. Overall, girls were more likely to report feeling safe than boys. For both genders, feeling safe at school seemed to be positively related to academic achievement in many countries. This relationship was stronger for grade 8 than grade 4 students and also stronger for girls than boys.